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Petter Northug sets sights on Vasaloppet’s revenge

Last winter, Petter Northug, Team Northug Crucible, debuted at Vasaloppet. However, he was not satisfied with his performance and is now determined to make a comeback.

Photo: Reichert/NordicFocus

Petter Northug, Team Northug Crucible, at the finish line of Vasaloppet 2023.

In a press conference earlier today, Ski Classics presented the winter’s Grand Finale, Janteloppet, an event conceived by the renowned traditional cross-country skier and Pro Team athlete Petter Northug.

Read More: 100km Ski Classics Grand Finale – Janteloppet ending Season XV

During the press conference, Northug revealed that he would also be actively involved in the coming winter season. The thirteen-time World Champion did his first season in Ski Classics last winter with his own Pro Team, Team Northug Crucible, achieving a fifth-place finish at Grönklitt Criterium as his best result. 

The big goal for the Ski Classics Season XIV was Vasaloppet, where he finished in 48th place. With that disappointment in mind, Northug is now determined to seek redemption:

“I raced Vasaloppet for the first time last winter and didn’t get the desired result. So, I’m going back to ‘Moraparken’ and perform better,” stated Northug during the press conference and added:

“I will have my team next winter as well, and there will be more news in the future. I’m eagerly looking forward to the upcoming season. Ski Classics is an exciting concept, especially now that Janteloppet comes in as the Grand Finale. I will give my utmost to ensure a fantastic experience for both participants, on-site spectators, and those following the race from home,” concluded Northug.

Ski Classics Pro Tour Season XV (2023/2024)

  • Event 1: December 9, 2023 – Bad Gastein PTT, Austria, 15km
  • Event 2: December 10, 2023 – Bad Gastein Criterium, Austria, 35km
  • Event 3: December 16, 2023 – La Venosta Criterium, Italy, 35km 
  • Event 4: December 17, 2023 – La Venosta ITT, Italy, 10km
  • Event 5: January 13, 2024 – Pustertaler Ski Marathon, Italy, 62km
  • Event 6: January 20, 2024 – Engadin La Diagonela, Switzerland, 55km
  • Event 7: January 28, 2024 – Marcialonga, Italy, 70km
  • Event 8: February 11, 2024 – Jizerská50, Czech Republic, 50km
  • Event 9: February 17, 2024 – Grönklitt Classic, Sweden, 50km
  • Event 10: February 18, 2024 – Grönklitt ITT, Sweden, 12km
  • Event 11: March 3, 2024 – Vasaloppet, Sweden, 90km
  • Event 12: March 16, 2024 – Birkebeinerrennet, Norway, 54km
  • Event 13: April 6, 2024 – Reistadløpet, Norway, 50km
  • Event 14: April 7, 2024 – Summit 2 Senja, Norway, 60km
  • Event 15: April 13, 2024 – Ski Classics Grand Finale – Janteloppet, Norway, 100km

For more updates and detailed information about the Ski Classics Pro Tour, make sure to visit skiclassics.com.

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